Hi ! It is getting HOT here and my chickens are having a hard time with it. Poor things are panting all day and the two little ones worry me most (they are 10 weeks old). I have multiple types of water sources for them, refresh and add ice a few times a day. I have misters, which they are not crazy about but do seem to bring the temperature down a little bit. I attached them too the top of their run - I wish I could put them a bit higher so it wouldn't get quite so wet underneath, but I have 2 layers of shade cloth over the top of the run that wouldn't let the mist through... I have tried putting a large plastic pan with bricks and water in the run so they can cool off their feet without having to get wet - they don't use it! Argh. I am thinking one of those homemade ACs, with a pipe and a ice filled cooler and a fan would be great - but we have no electricity down near the coop. We do have, however, abundant sunshine . Do you know of a solar powered fan that would be good for this? Or a different kind of AC set up that might work? Thank you!!!! (Not sure how I will get them through tomorrow... 102 in the forecast, which means it will be 106 here... I will set up the brick and water pan again - maybe throw some treats on there until they get the idea..